MusicAtlas: Hamburg

“Freie Hansestadt Hamburg” — Since the 16th century the musical life was supervised by the municipal music director and Kantor of the four (later five) main churches; he was also responsible for the musical education at the Joanneum (cf. here d13.38) — most prominent Kantor in the 17th century was Thomas Selle; organists a.o.: Matthias Weckmann and Heinrich ScheidemannBach visited the town in 1702 (meeting with Reinken) and in 1720, in vain applying for the post of Jacobi organist — his son C.Ph.Emanuel was more successful in 1767 as the successor of city Kantor Telemann — from the end of the 17th century more emphasis on secular music — the first public opera theatre of Germany was opened in 1678 at the Gänsemarkt; 220 different operas were performed within 70 years — in the orchestra, conducted by Reinhard Keiser, Händel played (1702–05) —
Born in Hamburg: Carl Reinecke (*1824 in Altona) and Berthold Goldschmidt (*1903) — the Russian composers Schnittke and Gubaidulina settled in Hamburg in the 1990s

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St. Catherine's

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Telemann -

Image for  Rathausmarkt Hamburg
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CPE Bach a.o.

Telemann, C.P.E. Bach and Brahms plaques
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Mendelssohn*

Image for  Ludwig-Erhardt-/Erste Brunnenstraße Hamburg
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Brahms

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Peterstraße

Image for  Peterstraße Hamburg
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music history

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Brahms*

Image for Caffamacherreihe/Speckstraße Hamburg
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- Brahms

Image for Laeiszhalle / Musikhalle Johannes-Brahms-Platz 46 Hamburg
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Steinway shop

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Instruments

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Mahler

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Steinway factory

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Graves Brahms family

Explanation of symbols

workshop A workshop or atelier for instruments or other music items. other music Other occasional live music performances
library A library or archive. live music A concert hall or other place for live music.
conservatory A conservatory or music school. historic performances A place where composers or musicians performed or were employed.
house closed A house or building that is closed to the public. house open to public A house or building that can be visited by the public.
monument A single monument. monuments Two or more monuments.
museum A museum. opera house or theatre Opera house or other place for music theatre performances.
organ A memorial or interesting organ. memorial tablet A memorial tablet or stone.
grave A single grave. graves Two or more graves.